A lot of Norway’s ski accommodation comes in the form of hotels, and with jolly good reason. This nation has some brilliant properties - positioned near ski lifts, slope-sides and town centres and often brimming with fantastic facilities.
Hotel staff are famously fluent in English, and pull out all stops to provide comfortable lodging for all. The best family hotels provide playrooms for children, wellness facilities for parents and restaurants whipping up hearty meals to tuck into together.
Featuring international hotel brands, the high end Norwegian ski hotels have chic Scandi furnishings and top-notch facilities. Work out in on-site gyms, or spend time in spas with saunas, steam rooms and solariums. Often you can book beauty treatments like massages and body wraps to see you perfectly pampered for another day on the snow.
Half board and B&B are the most popular ski hotel meal plans in Norway. Half board gives you the ease of having most meals in one place and paid for in advance - just sort lunches out separately through shops like Coop or mountain restaurants. With B&B you’ve more flexibility to lunch and supper where and when you like, with breakfasts still provided to get you fuelled up for the day.
Different hotels have different types of restaurants, both formal and informal serving buffet or a la carte, with a mix of international dishes or a special focus on Norwegian nosh, pizzas or burgers. Local produce is generally used wherever possible, and favourite regional dishes to look out for include kjøttkaker (meatballs) and fårikål (stew). If you’re staying here over the Christmas season, a lot of hotels serve a traditional Norwegian festive dinner on the big day.
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